Political Prisoner, Siamak Moghimi, Attempts Suicide After Immense Torture
On 4th July 2020, Siamak Moghimi attempted suicide by slitting his wrists. His cellmates found him lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom. Siamak Moghimi, 25, has previously attempted suicide five times after he was sentenced to death for taking part in November 2019 protests.
Due to a sharp rise in the price of petrol, and genuine nationwide discontent of the Iranian regime, protests arose across the nation and protesters were met with live bullets and tear gas. Siamak Moghimi was one of those who was caught up in the tear gas and violently detained by the police authorities at the protests.
He was detained at Shahriar Police Headquarters, before being transferred to the Intelligence Department of Shahriar. Here, he was interrogated and severely beaten and subsequently moved to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary
In March 2020, Mr Moghimi was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “assembly and collusion,” “propaganda against the state,” and “insulting Khamenei and Rouhani.”
Judge Ramazani of Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Shahriar stated that the first sentence was a mistake, and charged Mr Moghimi with "Moharebeh - enmity against God". As such, Mr Moghimi was sentenced to death.
Mr Moghimi is suffering from great physical and mental torture, including severe catastrophic conditions at the Greater Tehran Penitentiary where a considerable number of peaceful protesters are being detained, and his life is in grave danger.